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YPT Goes Digital


YPT Goes Digital

Playwriting Workshops Online for Students, Families and Teachers

Writers at Play - Our Virtual Playwriting Learning Platform

Bring YPT’s award-winning In-School Playwriting curricula to your virtual classroom!

Are you a teacher looking for an interesting and unique approach to writing and literacy, or a parent looking for ways to enhance your child’s school day instruction at home? Writers at Play is a 12-workshop program based on our In-School Playwriting Program that includes a series of instructional videos and digital materials for students to learn the process of creating an original play from idea to page. Supplemental live instruction by YPT teaching artists over video conferencing can also be added to support the needs of your classroom.

For more information, please contact our Programs Team at

Learn more about Writers at Play!

The In-School Playwriting Program is now available virtually!

This Spring, YPT's award-winning playwriting program will return to classrooms through virtual instruction with a YPT Teaching Artist. Please contact our Programs Team at for more information.

The Playwrights' Lab - Playwriting Workshops for Adult Writers

The Playwrights' Lab - Introduction to Playwriting is a virtual playwriting workshop for adult writers interested in learning and practicing the art of playwriting. In collaboration with The Welders, a playwrights' collective and theatre company in Washington, DC, this weekly workshop will be an introduction to playwriting, story structure, character and plot development, and best practices in the craft. 

Tuesdays, June 8 - July 27, 2021
6pm - 7:30pm EST
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The Playwrights' Lab: Style and Form is the perfect follow-up to Introduction to Playwriting. Through writing original pieces, practicing exercises, and reviewing the work of their peers, playwrights will address dramatic writing style, form, and best practices in the craft.

Thursdays, June 10 - July 29, 2021
6pm - 7:30pm EST
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The enrollment fee for The Playwrights' Lab Spring/Summer 2021 is $150, and tuition assistance is available. Contact us at for more information.

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Digital Content for Young People, Schools, and Families

Access Free Downloadable Playwriting Mini-Lessons

Looking for writing-centered activities and exercises to share your voice or to support specific lessons in your classroom? YPT will soon have visual mini-lessons available for download for any young person interested in playwriting.

Please contact our Programs Team at for more information.

About our Distance Learning Opportunities

In this challenging time, YPT is centering and uplifting our young people by teaching the art of storytelling through distance learning. Whether you are a teacher seeking to supplement your digital curriculum, a parent looking for opportunities for your child to learn remotely, a young person with a passion for writing, or an adult looking to explore playwriting for the first time, YPT’s new digital programs utilize the art of storytelling as a form of creative self-expression and a way to strengthen literacy and writing skills.